Monday, 30 September 2019

Happy Tails - New Home card and others

Hello my crafty friends

Hope you've had a good couple of weeks. We've had a really busy time including a wonderful wedding, catching up with family and friends, celebrating my husband and mother-in-laws birthdays amongst other things!

Today's cards all feature the Happy Tails stamp set from the annual catalogue. The first card was made for some friends who recently moved house and I love how it turned out - there's a link below to quick tutorial I've uploaded to YouTube.
Inside the simple sentiment from A Little Lace is stamped in Soft Suede ink. Sadly the Large Letter dies I used are no longer available (but I can't part with them as I use them all the time) but you can use any letter dies you have to hand - there's a set called Hand-lettered Prose dies in the annual catalogue if you need some. 
Products:-
Thick Whisper White cut @ 15.9cm x 21cm - scored @ 10.5cm
Whisper White cut @ 14.4cm x 10cm and 12.9cm x 6.5cm
Stamp Sets:- Happy Tails, Delightful Day, A Little Lace
Inks:- Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Versamark
Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder
White Emboss Powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Dimensionals

Here are a couple more simple cards that I made using just the Happy Tails Stamp set and the dog builder punch
This one has a Basic Black card base, two panels of Whisper White cut @ 10.4cm x 14.4cm; I used two of the Layering Square dies using Poppy Parade and Basic Black card to make the piece for the dog to sit in. Being a frugal crafter I even stamped the dog on the white layer and punched it out before adding the foot prints and sticking on the squares!! I only used two inks - Memento Black and Poppy Parade for the heart
The card below also uses one of the Stitched Labels Dies and a piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon. Ink pads used are Sahara Sand and Soft Suede.
Click below to watch the tutorial for the first card - if you watch it, I'd love to know what you think, so please feel free to leave a comment below or on YouTube.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the September Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in October.

I'm not sure when my next blog post or video will be as we're going to have our hands full with a new puppy in a few days ..... so exciting!! Watch this space for updates and of course loads of photos.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

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Monday, 16 September 2019

Beautiful Friendship thank you notecard gift set

Hello my crafty friends

What an amazing weekend - we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine and blue skies. I made the most of it - so my post is later than planned .... "last minute Lynnie" strikes again - my monthly card classes and life just got in the way this week, plus I left it til today to film my video then had technical difficulties with an editing software update.

Anyhooo, I'm sharing a cute little set of note cards made with the Beautiful Friendship stamp set - such fabulous floral images and sentiments. They make it is simple to make quick and gorgeous cards. I used Very Vanilla notecards and envelopes, which are great value (imho). I also show you how to make a really cute little gift bag to put them in.
As I wanted to make a set of thank you cards, I decided to use a sentiment from the Tropical Chic stamp set as I love the font. I've listed the inks used to create the cards below but you can obviously use whatever colours you have. The first card is one of the projects at my classes this week.
Here are the rest of the cards - a good example of #simplestamping - just ink, stamps and card. I think the large flower looks like a hydrangea and the cluster of flowers are like a peony. What do you think.
The final card uses the rest of the floral stamps from the set.
The gift bag is really simple to make from designer series paper (I used a piece of the gorgeous Perennial Essence DSP) but I found it tricky to film - getting the right angle and saying the right thing ...... I guess I need to film the making and then do a voiceover!

Cut DSP @ 7-1/2" x 12"
Score @ 1-7/8" & 5-5/8" on short side
Score @ 5-5/8" & 6-3/8" on long side
Fold all the score lines - now the tough bit (for me lol) to explain!  Fold one long side into the centre and then create the little box part by folding as shown below to create the diagonal score ..... 


In the photo below you can hopefully see where I adde some glue - I use multipurpose liquid glue but any glue would do.
You can see below the small section that is created where there isn't glued - when both sides are glued and the piece folded up - voila a little box is created.
I punched a couple of holes at the top, threaded some ribbon and you have a lovely little gift set of cards.
 
 Anyway here's a link to the video, I hope you enjoy it :-
Blimey, that's a mammoth - thanks for sticking to the end if you have got here! 

If you'd like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the September Host code (you can find it on the right hand side at the top of my blog) if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in October.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

xxxxxx

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